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EFCC Arrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia As Court Strikes Out Corruption

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Her arrest passed off on the premises of the Lagos High Court, Lagos, Ikeja shortly after Justice Hakeem Oshodi struck out the corruption expenses made in opposition to her by the EFCC.

 EFCC Arrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia As Court Strikes Out Corruption

As she tried to go away the courtroom, EFCC officers moved to encompass the dismissed decide.

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Upon sighting them, the decide made a hasty retreat and went again upstairs into Justice Oshodi’s courtroom to hunt the safety of the court docket from the EFCC officers.

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Justice Oshodi, when notified in regards to the growth, stated there was nothing he might do, as “the file had been closed.”

Her co-defendant, Mr. Godwin Obla, SAN, was nonetheless allowed to go away the court docket premises.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was standing trial earlier than the court docket on expenses bordering on illegal enrichment, taking property by a public officer, corruption, forgery and giving false info to an official of the EFCC, whereas Mr. Obla was Charged with bribing her with N5m.

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They had each pleaded not responsible to the cost.

Before her arrest, the trial decide, Justice Oshodi, in a ruling, had struck out the 31 counts filed by the EFCC in opposition to Ofili-Ajumogobia and Mr. Obla on the grounds that the court docket lacked jurisdiction to listen to the swimsuit.

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The decide dominated that, based mostly on the judicial precedent set by the case of Justice Nganjiwa Vs FRN, the EFCC had “jumped the gun” in submitting the primary amended cost.

Justice Oshodi additionally held that the anti-graft fee had not adopted the procedures set by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for disciplining erring judicial officers.

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